Life Goes On…

I read an article some time ago that asked a question: What would happen to planet earth if human existence ceased to exist? The answer is simple, mother nature would take over–unencumbered–consuming all evidence that mankind was ever here; with the exception of bronze statues and Mt. Rushmore

Below are images taken from a Russian forest that show mother nature and the extent of her power. I like that she lets nothing stand in her way. These haunting images of a battlefield decades old is slowly being consumed by the forest that surrounds it, soon only to exist in images. Enjoy.

Echo of war: Described by a web user as a Mannlicher Carcano rifle circa 1891, this rusted out weapon has embedded itself in the trunk of a tree growing in a Russian forest
Echo of war: Described by a web user as a Mannlicher Carcano rifle circa 1891, this rusted out weapon has embedded itself in the trunk of a tree growing in a Russian forest
Deadly machine: This Maxim gun from the 1930s was likely used during World War II that raged in Europe between 1939 and 1945
Deadly machine: This Maxim gun from the 1930s was likely used during World War II that raged in Europe between 1939 and 1945
Marker: A sapper shovel with its corroded metal blade wedged firmly in a tree and its rotting wooden handle sticking out
Marker: A sapper shovel with its corroded metal blade wedged firmly in a tree and its rotting wooden handle sticking out
Remember the fallen: According to some estimates, more than 14million Soviet solders and officers perished in the Great Patriotic War
Remember the fallen: According to some estimates, more than 14 million Soviet solders and officers perished in the Great Patriotic War
Dangerous exhibit: Even today, nearly seven decades after Victory Day, it is still possible to come across an old unexploded bomb or a granade, like this one that somehow became lodged inside a tree
Dangerous exhibit: Even today, nearly seven decades after Victory Day, it is still possible to come across an old unexploded bomb or a granade, like this one that somehow became lodged inside a tree
Nature’s triumph: These trees were skinny saplings when the helmets landed on them, possibly in the heat of a firefight
Nature’s triumph: These trees were skinny saplings when the helmets landed on them, possibly in the heat of a firefight

Images found on: seriouslyforreal.com

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